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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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COOPER, JAMES H S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,435.78

Average cost per trip - $4,102.56
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 103 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Martha and three children accompanied. Public Governance Institute paid through a grant by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New member orientation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $324.88
Lodging Cost - $188.13
Meal Cost - $149.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participation/speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $616.50
Lodging Cost - $680.63
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,297.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehead Scholarship Foundation
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Participation in Morehead Alumni Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $215.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democrat Network
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $168.40
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $608.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional health policy conference
Notes - Martha, spouse-other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes - Nashville, - Cancun, Mexico - Nashville

Travel Cost - $1,381.40
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,121.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Nashville - Los Angeles - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Cairns - Los Angeles - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $25,441.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,441.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional Health Policy conference
Notes - Nashville - Ft Lauderdale - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earth Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Beaver, AK - Arctic Village, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling /energy and wilderness issue
Notes - Nashville - Fairbanks - Beaver - Arctic Village, Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Gulfport, MS Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,543.28
Lodging Cost - $725.74
Meal Cost - $290.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,559.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Healthcare Executive Network
Dates - July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak
Notes - DC - Boston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $303.62
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Nashville, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $2,581.55
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,843.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Heritage Foundation Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Malibu, CA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $780.90
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $416.89
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,679.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance, Ceridian Corp
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - Innovation and globalization summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Kiawah Island, SC - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $4,446.06
Lodging Cost - $510.20
Meal Cost - $157.20
Other Cost - $182.30
Total Cost - $5,295.76

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.